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to adapt. that was not so much an advantage because the environment did not change quickly. it is the normal process of biological evolution, changing behavior over thousands of generations. it is good enough for non medallion species until the cretaceous extinction event sixty-five million years ago. we see geological evidence of it everywhere in the world, something dramatic happened to change the environment suddenly sixty-five million years ago. there are theories about it having to do with a meteor but we do know the environment changed. thousands of these non minnelli and species who could not adapt very quickly died out and that is when mammals became prominent in their ecological niche. anthropomorphize biological evolution and said it started -- as mammals evolved. by the time you get to primates it is no longer just a plant covering in the brain, it has all these convolutions. you are familiar with what the brain looks like. to expand its surface area. in the human or any primate it has all these fissures and curves. you can stretch out in theory and make a flat s
of the market. how should investors play this such uncertain environment? >> well, turns out it's looking like a fiscal cliff hanger, doesn't it? up to the last minute. i think that investors tend to get caught up emotionally too much, and there's a couple things to do towards the end of the year. one is if you have not taken capital gains, going from 15% to 23.8%, do that monday. if you have a gain in a position, take it, buy it back right away, pay the tax at a lower rate. that's one of the things to do. also, make sure that next year you increase your 401(k) to 17,000 or 23,500 if you get the extra over 50 amount. take a roth 401(k) plan because that's more valuable as tax rates go up. ashley: good point. >> look at the conversions, the 529 plans, anything to be taxed hurts more. anything you can do as a consumer, and, of course, moonnies is more valuable next year as well. ashley: very good advice. you say don't sell in a down markets. put the cash to work. worried about catching the falling knife? >> not at all. the s&p500 up 15% going through the european crisis and the election. the mar
but that is very focused and it's a great teaching and i love this environment. i have colleagues as a great man on economics and a lot of other colleagues and disciplines and they really deserve a shot. she is one of a global leader in documenting and researching but also working practically on the human trafficking. president laws of the clinton global the initiative announcing a major new direction on this topic and there are many people that work on this topic to have helped move it forward on the agenda but one of them as a lot of credit. >> we've been talking with philip auerswald, the coming prosperity, entrepreneurs are transforming the global economy. his most recent book. book tv on location at george mason university. >>> now on book tv, alex berezow argues that while antiscience is usually a term associated with conservatives, the left in the united states has plenty of problems with science when it comes to issues they don't support. it's about an hour and a half. >> my name is kenneth agreement and a resident scholar here at the enterprise institute and i work on primarily energy a
in environments where we were always subject to threat so we are looking at things that are going to hurt us, but we are no longer in those environments. we are in a complex economy this interdependent and that really relies on organizations to provide us even with other subsidies. as we have to update our thinking and think longer terms, focus on stories that actually represent the trends come and not exaggerate malaise, and we have to get away from a year. so fear played a role in the development of human societies and the earliest stages. it is encoded in our dna. but, to evolve to the sort of complex modern environment that we live, we have to update the most basic aspects. and so that's what your question speaks to. >> are you fearful of venture capitalists? >> you know, the opposite of that i might say well, you know, venture-capital list has to be inherently optimistic because why would you invest in something where there are uncertain returns and so forth, telling the story about the coming prosperity, that's a story that is easily characterized and that is not in this book, and i re
're in a recreational type of environment because that's sometimes the first thing that people consider when they're evaluating their finances and what am i going to spend my money on. >> the fear that we're going to have, we're going to lose our customers and our shoppers and we've been here for ten years. >> a rough few years since the recession. now she says she's terrified we're on the verge of tumbling back in. >> the effects of them not coming up with a plan is going to be devastating and i see a huge, a bigger recession. >> reporter: the prospect of higher taxes next year means she's cutting back now. trimming staff for january and february, only buying clothing she's sure will sell. her goal, just to keep her business afloat. >> my biggest fear is that my 7-year-old will never really get a chance to see what i've built. >> reporter: back at the climbing center, lilia said there are lessons that washington negotiators can stand to learn. >> it doesn't mean that you're locked into that move, it doesn't mean you can't try something else. >> reporter: fiscal cliff hanging shouldn't be an opti
happy while being in san francisco there is such an amazing attention to the environment. people are very environment conscious and i see community aggregations also to have renewable energy. it makes me very happy because in italy we have been following this path for a very long time. for example in the first six months of this year we installed photovoltaic panels larger than the united states all put together. it shows you the extent of the revolution happening. i am sure italian companies will be happy to work with the local institutions that have started to generate projects that will somehow go in that direction, and also we want to have parties and communication activities to show the people in the street that it is important to have sustainable behaviors and not to leave a carbon footprint behind us. >> [inaudible] >> yeah, if i understand correctly because -- you said about the innovation -- if we? >> [inaudible] >> yeah, okay. well, we're going to have in the museum of computer science in mountain view an exhibition show casing what italians have done to create sil
environment and she been such a great champion of public transportation that even cal train named a loco motor after jackie spear. please welcome congress woman jackie spear. >> thank you mr. mayor. thank you secretary lahood. thank you to the incredible leadership, senator feinstein, nancy pelosi and mayor lee and the board of supervisors to chairman nol an from the sfmta. i am on pins and needles. do we have anything else to report? it's still at the same point we think they're in commercials. i am reminded from the song from "top gun" "take my breath away" and $942 million takes my breath away and i think to mayor lee for that amount i think we should get a leather flight jacket to thank mr. lahood for the great gift to our great city. the new money that is going to be used here is going to create 1,000 new jobs before the end of the year with many more jobs to come after that. that is something to applaud. thank you again secretary lahood for that. this is one point 7 miles very similar to the length of the golden gate bridge when 75 years ago that was going to be built and littl
? do you think of hope for the environment, or food, clothing, shelter? we do. weyerhaeuser. growing ideas. >> the house will stand in the chair. >> this week on "inside washington," john boehner's plan b collapses and the house goes home for christmas. >> it is hard to get your mind around said that someone so young could leave us, and such a peaceful community, such an horrific event. >> another massacre and another called for gun-control. >> the fact of this problem is complex can no longer be an excuse for doing nothing. >> hands brawl after the state department report on benghazi, but are they the right hands? >> the compound was inadequate for the threat environment in benghazi, and in fact, grossly inadequate to deal with the attacks that took place that night. >> will former republican senator chuck hagel make it to the pentagon? >> the house did not take up the tax measure today because it did not have sufficient support from our members to pass. house speaker john boehner's statement on thursday evening as he stood in front of the house republican conference on thursday nig
't control everything. we invest in stocks of individual companies. in an uncertain environment, few things are better than a company with an honest to goodness turnaround story. one that's not dependent on the doings of congress or the president. take mgm resorts international. mgm for you home gamers, a stock i have not talked about in ages but i think it's time to step up to the plate. largest casino operator in vegas. vegas is hard hit. they have a sizable business in china. center project in vegas that this company was practically -- you couldn't write it off. burdened with vast amounts of debt and then a new ceo came in. he slowly but surely has been fixing mgm's past mistakes including the massive citi center project in vegas that drove the company to the brink of chapter 11. this is a turn that's been years in making but now businesses are starting to come back. you haven't missed anything so this is the moment. let me explain. not long ago it was a real sick customer. took on a ton the debt when las vegas was fabulous place to do business. when the vegas market got annihilate durin
've got a very positive environment given all the other good things that have been said over and above that, that if we go over the cliff, if there's a real possibility, then we'll see consumer incomes go down and like i said earnings expectations are likely to be revised lower, so what do we like fundamentally? >> pretty defensive areas in many cases there? >> i would say that -- >> thank you. we've got to go, guys. thank you for your thoughts and ideas today on our beloved fiscal cliff. >> five days to go and counting before we fall off the so-called fiscal cliff and while there's no deal, more news out of washington and our very own john harwood is there. >> reporter: mandy, we've got a letter from the republican leadership to the president and to the democrats in the senate saying that the house has acted, they passed legislation last year to extend all the tax cuts and to shift the scheduled sequester cuts from defense to domestic programs, but, of course, in urging the senate to act saying, well, we've acted, now it's your turn, we're simply not going to see the democrats take th
as a spokesperson for underprivileged children and the environment. >> hi. i'm so glad you could join me because i have an exciting story for you. a few short months ago, i suffered with inflammation, just like so many of you. the worst was in my hip. things like stairs and getting out of the car were hard for me. hiking is a passion for me; i've hiked all over the world. i've spent time in africa, hiked the copper canyon, been to the arctic, even the inca trail. but my hip got so bad, i couldn't do a basic hike anymore. i tried a lot of things, but nothing seemed to work. then i heard about nopalea. i'd love to tell you that i tried it right then and there, but i'm skeptical, so it sat on my kitchen counter until i thought, i have to try it. in about a month, the pain had diminished dramatically. eventually, i was able to plan my next hiking trip. my only regret is that i waited so long to try it. if you've suffered with inflammation or chronic pain for years, there is something that can help. that's why i'm here-- to share nopalea and more remarkable success stories with you. >> the nopal cactus
in an environment like this, how are you going to compel businesses, fast food joints and the rest, but it's in there interest to raise the rates when they e barely getting by as it is just as henry ford did back before world war i to $5. he said he wanted people to buy the cards. that's what you got to do. neil: so what about substance of the country where they have jobs with $10 an hour. were people really aren't jumping on these jobs. where we have a country where help wanted advertising is at an all-time high. a lot of people, for whatever reason, it are having trouble with work. >> we are talking between seven and a quarter and 10. he would get a long-overdue pay raise just to in just to inflation. if you have rick santorum and mitt romney saying the minimum wage should be ingested, that would put pressure on them. >> let me ask you this. do you think the people are as tired of the notion of government could do something? we have seen a little bang for the buck. a lot of people are going the other way. they a careful to go that way because they remember republicans. but is there a lim
parents more choices to put their children in an environment that they can succeed. it's an idea that works. we can look around the country at states that try to create a more business-friendly environment, not because they're for businesses or for any political reason or they're for special interests, but they know the only way to get jobs and prosperity and create opportunity is to create an environment where businesses can thrive. we make it political here. and we ask our constituents to make choices between employers and employees. but states like texas have created a business-friendly environment with lower taxes and less regulation. they've passed some laws that reduce the risk of just frivolous lawsuits. and what they've seen is businesses moving to their state. they've seen jobs and opportunity created not for the top 2%, but expanding a middle class, creating more opportunities and more tax revenues to do the things at the state government level that we all want for everyone that lives there. this is not for a few. this is for 100%. and you see specials now on tv compari
, again, to cap public spending, reduce taxes, to create a favorable environment for corporate. and let me say that france has a lot of advantages. nice infrastructure, good infrastructure, demography, people with skills, a good level of education. we can take advantage of that, even compared with our peers so let's do everything we can to -- the benefit of these positive advantages and not be -- not present people to invest in france because they might be afraid of a lack of visibility on the taxpayers or too high taxes. >> but do you think it's sending the right signal to investors when it's threatening to nationalize a factory? >> no, certainly not. these are not the right ones and clearly what an investor needs is, again, confident. immediately going forward, illustrate will not suffer from taxes or a potential threat. the message should be positive for investors, not just french one, but also we have a strategy to reduce stability. >> but do you understand some people could be forced to leave the country because of increasing back pressure? >> there is a lot of debate around that. my
pullback, you probably will do better and you know they'll give us a couple. in this uncertain environment there's nothing better than a good old fashioned turnaround story. mgm gives you a three headed turnaround. clean up the balance sheet, vegas is improving, china is growing too. bet on mgm when the fiscal cliff looms next strike and this as well as all other stocks get hammered. craig in my home state of new jersey. craig? >> caller: how are you doing? >> what's going on, partner? >> caller: calling about expedia. how you feel about that? >> i feel really good about that. i follow this closely. expedia is a good partner of the inn that i own. i know how powerful they are. this consolidates them in europe. is it enough reason to buy expedia? i liked expedia beforehand. i like it even more now. shane in georgia. shane? >> caller: hey, jim. merry christmas. >> same to you. i like the falcons here. i like them. i got julio. j.j. is on my team. he's done fabulous. i know he watches. thank you. go ahead. julio is a close fan of "mad money." >> caller: with the fiscal cliff looming and with
this new environment, be it political or social environment has changed. people want to do more. sometimes people will do it as volunteers. want to be part of a cause. the one to be part of the solution. if there is a problem out there, a social problem, they want to help. i can see more people, more women, doing that. we should be talking about this and engaging more people. i think there are a lot of women leaders who would be happy to help impart their knowledge and experience. 20 years ago, there were not forums like this. he did not have the secretary of labor like me. these were things that occur but they did not happen by accident. a lot of people have been working to help make this a reality and it is a reflection of what is happening in our country. i have to give a lot of credit to our president and people like speaker nancy pelosi and senator barbara boxer and supervisor glory molina. >> would you go back into elected office? >> there is a lot of issues i care about -- health care, health care disparities, environmental justice, that is a big issue and will continue to be until
from his patronage. that environment created an atmosphere as well and which the islamic opposition take greater group and was essentially cards become more and more virulent. the number of events which because of our lack of understanding of what was going on in libyan would in retrospect signal, you know, to people who are watching this that things are not going well. essentially the people work getting increasingly frustrated with qaddafi and had the potential to the explode. you had the -- another event, the massacre in 1996 in which 120050 people were killed. this was by -- under the supervision allegedly of the head of internal intelligence. this was a very important thing because the victims of that massacre were primarily political prisoners and from the eastern part of the country. the east, you know, in a very tightly knit tribal society, this act of that magnitude basically created a cascading resentment which came to the haunted qaddafi basically. this was -- that was a major event in creating resentment against the regime. by 1997 benghazi was essentially in a state of
students. we want to create a safe learning environment. what happened in newtown, first let me say my prayers and thoughts go to that entire community. we need to change our security protocol. we're all anxiously waiting for a report to come out in newtown, to tell us where the weaknesses are, but until that time, our community has made a collective decision to protect our 8,000 students, to put in our police officers in each of our nine schools. >> when we look at republican-led legislatures that want to arm teachers in an effort to prevent another tragedy, this is also in coordinate with what we saw in webster, new york, where four firefighters showing up basically to a trap, two were shot and killed, two others were injured, in webs sister, new york, but i want to play what one of your own colleagues, michael nutter had to say about a plan like yours taking place in their area. take a listen. >> i guess, you know, out of last week's bizarre press statement, it wasn't a press conference, i guess mr. lapierre would then say that firefighters need to have armed guards go with them. i
for the general threat environment benghazi, and certainly against the overwhelming number of attackers and weapons they faced. the state department had not given benghazi the security, both physical and personal resources it needed. let me ask admiral mullen if you will please relate to you or specific findings. -- our specific findings. >> thank you, mr. ambassador. i appreciate your leadership throughout this process. good afternoon. the board found that the attacks and benghazi where security related. responsibility for the loss of life, the injuries and damage to u.s. facilities rest completely and solely with the terrorists who conducted the attacks. the board found the the security posture of the special mission compound was in adequate for the .hreat environment anin benghazi state department bureaus that were supporting benghazi had not taken on security as a shared responsibility. the support the post needed was often lacking and left at the working level to resolve. the buildings did not meet the department's standards for office buildings in high threat areas. it fell throug
that. weanted to do something that wagoodod for the environment as wellll. we werthe first and largest for a ile all hybririd fle in the country. >> if there are 10 cabs lined up many tis the clients will seek out yours b because it is an envirocab. >> we did mething very unique. we were able to create differentiatation with your bra nd. at thbeginnnning when we put hybrids on the seet, it just resonated w with people. >> how are you splitting your brand? to take on a whole different industries mightht not have been the smartest move. how to use but your time? >> i have a lot of help. my nephew is involved and other members of my family are involved. i have a lot of help to do it. i am a lti tasker for the mos part. cooks s we should tetell our audience -- >> you grew up in lifornia but not aealthy family it is not like you had a trust fund to back up on. >> we were veryortunate. my wife and i bought a house early in the 2000's. sold it for quite a bit more than we paid for it. >>>> where you homeless? >> we sold one and moved into other r and parlayed thee eaings into the business. >>
to stay and participate in our first panel, business creating a healthy safe and inclusive environment for all school students, the role of our federal government. tom perez, assistant secretary for civil rights, ruslyn lee. she was also nominated by president obama to serve in her role as assistant secretary of education for civil rights and she was confirmed by the senate in may of 2009. as assistant secretary, ruslyn is assistant secretary arnie's duncan's primary advisor. before she joined the department of education she was vice president of the education trust in washington, dc and was the founding executive of education trust west in oakland. in these positions she advocated for public school students in california, focusing on achievement and opportunity gaps, improving can urriculum and instructional quality and ensuring quality education for everybody. she served as an advisor on education issues on a number of private ipbs institutions, she is a teacher, a lawyer, and a very influential voice on all policy matters. she was also passionate about ending this issue of b
is a matter of social justice. but if we can't have environments where students feel comfortable attending school, being comfortable with themselves and in themselves in a school environment we will never have students that are predicated in a way to be able to learn. we have to have safe schools. so what we did this year, when all of our administrators came back from summer break, every administrator from principals to the purchasing manager, everyone saw bully this year. and we spent a full year with our bifl department of student, family and community resources, we spent a full day debriefing that movie and going through a process where we talked about it and it was amazing to see grown adults having these realizations about what bullying meant to them and having a commitment from every administrator in our district that we will not allow that to happen this year and that will be one of the focus areas this year. so the ability to have these children now watch the movie as well was extremely moving to us yesterday. i just have to share one anecdote from that movie. we had a question
the learning environment. that is the first responsibility inside of school is the learning environment. you don't want to make this an armed camp for kids. >> on friday president obama assembled a task force to reduce gun violence and wants concrete proposals in a month. >>> residents in mount airy, maryland, will take time out to honor the victims of the school shooting in connecticut. a candle lit vigil will be held at the mount airy fire company at route 27 and twin arch road. 26 balloons will be released for each of the victims of the school shootings. the balloon idea came from a 3- year-old girl. >>> some extra love for a little girl shot on a metro bus earlier this month. two-year old cody's mother, selena brown died in that shooting. cody needs reconstructive surgery. a few folks got together to organize a fund-raiser and toy drive to make christmas happier. >> we wanted to reach out to the family to give them some type of community support to let them know that the community is behind them. we send them our deepest condolences. >> i have to go out and get whatever i can. brings her
, it does not work in today's environment the way that they think. most of americans realize taxes have to go off in some amount. we have to stop spending money. ashley: ira, what is the best way to play that right now with all of this uncertainty? >> i would probably, if you have enough of a break from a start looking at some call options on the s&p. it could go back maybe towards the 1500 level. i am getting more bullish once they resolve things. then, later in the year, i will not have that bullishness. i think there are better things. more income, less spending. ashley: what are you asking santa for in regards to the markets? >> gold. [ laughter ] ashley: very good idea, ira. i love it. elliott, very thin volume today. tell me about your perspective. >> you really hit the nail on the head. we are open. there really is not much going on. everyone is waiting on a deal from washington. we have been on a holding pattern for a while. i think they should be taxing guns the way they tax cigarettes. ashley: interesting. do you think the fact that we are edging to that edge of the cliff, do
. the rights environment i think you could argue was, you know, could go both ways. there was new language added about nondiscrimination, about protection of minorities, equality, but there were a lot of caveats like as prescribed by law that were kind of these catchalls that again opened the door to future abuse or limits on citizenship or on citizen rights. >> so rights were articulated but not guaranteed? >> rights were articulated but not guaranteed, and actually open to constraint and to limitations through future legislation. overall, the system didn't change dramatically. you still had a very highly centralized form of government, still very, very presidential, although it is theoretically a mixed system. it still leaves most of the power in the president's hands. and so in terms of the structure of government institutions and checks and balances, there hasn't been a whole lot new introduced. in terms of the process, i think this is where it has taken a bad situation, ordinary controversies, what might have been considered ordinary controversies, and actually made the situation much
. that is the environment, really, and has little to do with the overall world business environment. it is a question of confidence. the insurance company, they did not think it could happen. that is the same reason, the same pressure that will keep you from getting funding. that being said, find a way. do it. when i said he will do a lot more, i believe that every person of your age or younger, every person in the earth your age or younger, can go into orbit in his lifetime if he wants to. think about that. have people been able to say that? or at least two space. >> i wanted to thank you for taking time out of your day to come and talk to us. have you ever grown tired of your craft, and if so, how do you continue and improve your drive toward your career? >> have i grown tired in designing and building airplanes? >> yes. >> you know, i thought i did when i retired. i spent the last four months of a 46-year career working 70 plus hours a week, working in the shop. i wanted to get the flying car, that new design, flying before april 1, when i was going to retire. i worked on christmas day, a few mont
someone's labor. and that is very alienating. this kind of consumerism, which destroys the environment, which creates circumstances of the devolution of living standards -- this is the result of the global surplus recycling, which is why this squeezing of the delights of the workers to keep prices low, but to keep the price is lower than germany or japan, to keep the capital coming here, to keep the german and japanese finance going. i don't believe in pointing fingers at anyone. we are all part of this system that we have created over the last few decades. which met its nemesis because of its hubris. >> i would like to ask three questions. one is to summarise, briefly, what did happen in greece? why did we slide further down in the world? number two, could you please summarize an alternative approach? what could, for example, the greek prime minister have done instead of what they did it? and third, there is an economic system from 1789 that created a great america before america became a global power -- of that help greece? >> i will answer your questions starting at the beginning. w
and sprendz of course the situation here is is different being in the environment we are in. even then there is still a lot of things look around and be thankful for. other thing interesting out here is he seeing all the different nationalities and how everybody kind of celebrates in their own way with makeshift decorations and really cool environment. ♪ heaven and nature sing. some of our u.s. troops got together with nato counterparts to sing christmas carols and making the best of it interesting information out of the pentagon. the u.s. army is reporting that it's taking action to stop the growing terror threat in africa now. beginning next year. army officials are saying that they will send small teams into as many as 35 african nations to train and equip africans against extremists. this comes amidst violence in north africa including september 11th attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. officials have said terrorists with ties to al qaeda may have carried out that assault killing our ambassador, chris stevens and three other americans. and the commander of an elite team of
, will this be a better environment for speaker boehner? there are these new members that are about to go to washington in january and they're watching the table being set and how both sides are plague off each other. what's your opinion come january? >> absolutely. the political environment will be much easier and here's why. you don't have a bombastic tea party leader, if you will, and adam west from florida and jim demint and you'll see a lot of new members coming in looking back at congress and saying, i don't even want any parts of that so moving forward i want to be able to move with the other side of the aisle to move pieces of legislation forward. look, 99.9% of what karen said i agree with, but the other 1% here and this is a strange situation to be in, is that a lot of republicans, god bless them, quite frankly, are not willing to give up on their principles and, you know, again, when you're a federal legislator here i admire that, but in order to move things across the ball here you have to be able to compromise here and you have to give up something here and i think in the 113th congress yo
, but are they the right ones? >> the security posture of the compound was inadequate for the threat environment, and in fact, grossly inadequate to deal with the attack which took place that night. >> will former republican senator chuck kagel and make it to the pentagon? >> the house did not take up the tax measure today because it did on have sufficient support from our members to pass. house speaker john boehner's statement thursday evening as he stood in print of the republican conference, he recited the serenity prayer. god, grant me the serenity to accept the things which i cannot change and close the house for business until after christmas. there is no place like an empty house for the holidays. thus diane john boehner's plan b, which was destined to die anyway. >> let me be clear. speaker boehner's plans are nonstarters in the senate. >> boehner appeared friday morning and said, if this thing were easy, it would have been done decades ago. >> i am interested in solving the major problems that face our country. that means house leaders, senate leaders, and the president, are going to ha
and if they bring it back they're getting whacked with tax code. we need friendly tax environment for corporations to spend the $1.2 trillion they're sitting on. gregg: if we go over the cliff that is not tax friendly. matt mccall, president of pns financial group. good to see you, matt. heather: we're seeing a bright spot in the u.s. economy. qord according to national association of realtors sales of new home were highest since april of 2010. a homebuyer tax credit caused then a spike in sales. it measures the number of americans who signed contracts to buy homes. the report also points to higher sales of previously occupied homes in the coming months. gregg: former president george h.w. bush remains in a houston hospital where he continues to recover from a persistent fever and a cough. a family spokesman just giving us some, a new details, an update on his condition. mike tobin is live outside methodist hospital with the latest. mike? >> reporter: the latest, gregg, the latest release we got included the phrase, continues to improve in relation to the former president's condition. the staff ar
're in a recreational type of environment. because that's sometimes the first thing that people consider you know when they're evaluating their finances and what am i going to spend my money on. >> the fear that i have is that we're going to lose some customers, we're going to lose our shoppers and we've been here for ten years. >> for clothing store owner lindsay boucher. it's been a rough few years since the recession. now she says she's terrified we're on the verge of tumbling back in. >> i think the effects of them not coming up with a plan is going to be devastating and i see a huge, a bigger recession. >> the prospect of higher taxes next year means boucher is cutting back now. trimming staff for january and february, only buying clothing she's sure will sell. her goal, just to keep her business afloat. >> my biggest fear is that my 7-year-old will never really get a chance to see what i've built. >> now the fun part is untying. >> back at the climbing center, chow quinlan says there are lessons washington negotiators could stand to learn. >> every move could dictate the next move. but that does
on the road like this in a tough environment. it is a game in the division. that is something that will help us build up our calluses a little bit for the playoffs. it will be a plus for us. >> be day in the nba yesterday. a rematch of the final from a year ago. the heat posting the thunder. and matchup of first-place teams on the christmas day. first quarter. james puts this one down. 7-0 heat early. he gets fouled hard. westbrook not happy. miami up 3. durant gets by lebron james. lebron james finds an open chris bosh. that is sports. have a great day. >> chris this goes on after a tragedy -- christmas goes on after a tragedy. >> holiday shopping continues. >> taking stocking stuffers to a new level. >> one think that could slow down the shopping is the weather. >> we will be checking on your morning commute.
it creates a warm and festive environment for families at a hospital. that is really cute. sometimes to attract the ladies', a direct approach may work best. you cannot get much more blunt than 82-year-old sandy of oregon. he wants a wife and wants everyone to know it. he figures an unconventional approach may work a dent in his favor. he often forgets he is wearing the sign. >> i'd like to apply for your leftovers. of ladies? you're looking for a wide? >> oh, yes. >> the lucky lady must be older than 60, love books, and have a sense of humor he says he will bend on one roll. >> it a gorgeous 40 or 50 year- old came along and said i am too young but i want to do this, i would probably do it. >> he had been married three times and divorced three times but does not think that to be a red flag for potential companions. hopefully he will never after -- have to resolve differences like people in peru are accustomed to. a festival where people gather to settle a score at the end of the year. the fights are generally in good spirits competitors shaking hands and hugging after they pummel ea
. but that is typically not the mentality. >> the opportunity to play on the road, a tough environment -- these teams go at it pretty good every single time. that is something to help us build up our calluses a little before the playoffs. there will be a big plus for us. >> the big difference for the ravens last week was on offense. baltimore, two running backs still over the 100 yard mark. they said the most important thing that was better -- the offensive line. a huge bounce the game. it all added up hutu dominance. >> east -- it all at a double -- it all added up to dominance. >> joe also scrambled and made some plays, which was really positive. the run blocking was good. we watched for a lot of yards. those guys were really physical. the offense continues to improve, even though it is a young group. >> a big day for the n.b.a. as the season passes. the biggest among them -- a rematch of the finals from a year ago, the heat hosting the thunder. a matchup of first place teams on christmas day. a king james christmas. mario chalmers fines james -- jinds -- finds james. westbrook not happy. the teams h
environment for the maternity ward over christmas. >>> many people head back to the stores to return unwanted gifts and hit the post christmas sales but what kind of deals can you expect. we'll compare them to black friday. we'll show you where you won't be able to return a gift even if you have the receipt. >> find out if a home automation system will work and if it's worth it. >> we'll tell you what to expect in the morning and beyond. >>> welcome back. you're looking live in our county. 95 is one of the busiest roads, people traveling to and from holiday destinations. let's head over to the news storm center and check in with meteorologist wyatt everhart with a look at what to expect. >> i think you'll see more showers. we are getting a wintry mix. mostly rain along east of the chesapeake bay. as we take a closer look at the radar, overall, this is our one area of winter weather coming down. there could be hit and miss rain and snow showers. primarily mostly rain. temperatures are in the low 30s. winter weather advisories continue north and west of baltimore and further west into garrett a
, the current environment. >> there will be a lot of interest to do something immediately. senator feinstein said that she will reintroduce the assault weapons ban, the first day that congress is back in session in january. commission is a good idea provided it has bipartisan membership and gun control supporters and gun control opponents on it to look at this as a comprehensive issue. we have to be careful moving too quickly. yet, we have to have a comprehensive approach on the commission. i commend the president doing the commission. this could be way to find consensus about useful steps to take. >> joe, what are the key factors? >> there is a demand for something to be done. every one of these crisis, we come back and talk about it for a week. then nothing happens. the commission is a good idea. i agree with karl pleatly. the makeup of the commission, that really, really needs gun advocates and gun control advocates from the industry, i think, would be a good idea. to sort of start to deal with this in a meaningful way. there are a number of issues. >> another question is how the nra fact
of situation? >> we absolutely do. whether it's in a school environment or home environment, we teach maintaining that firearm appropriately. whether it's on your person or a secured lock box. and again, this is not new for utah. you just haven't heard about it before. teachers have been carrying firearms in locked drawers for 12 years now. and my opponents will say the dire predictions were going to be that every argument between a teacher and student would result in gunfire. that hasn't happened. we result in gunfire. that hasn't happened. we haven't had accidental shootings. we haven't had guns left behind and we also haven't had gun shootings. >> all right, clark aposhian, thank you for your viewpoint. glad you were with us. thanks. >>> welcome back. when you think about charity, there are a million ways you can help. and a lot of stars do give back. but after matthew mcconaughey said he wanted his hands in the clay, so he started his own foundation, helping kids live healthier lives. we sat down recently in los angeles to talk about that and about something everyone in hollywood
environment. that's our first responsibility inside a school is the learning environment. you don't want to make this an armed camp for kids. i don't think that's a positive example for children. we should be able to figure out how to enhance safety. >> the mayor of marlboro sports control but armed guards will give a sense of comfort. >>> people packed a church to mourn the victims of friday's shooting rampage. more than 250 people were at a vigil last night. a 44-year-old man shot and killed three people at three different crime scenes while driving through blair county. police killed the gunman in a shootout. the investigation still ongoing. >>> well, "time" magazine named president barack obama their much-anticipated person of the year for 2012, but another world leader that snagged the number one spot in "time's" reader poll with 5.6 million votes and here to tell us who it is. nadia. >> well, he's the world youngest leader and appointed by his father and he's none other than the leader of north korea, kim jong-un. >> he is pretty controversial, how did he win out against all these
can't get mad all the time. you create a totally negative environment. nobody wants to bring you bad news. nobody wants to pay attention and they are afraid of you. you never want to work in the environment of fear or anxiety. i want people to like me. it doesn't mean they are my buddies, but i want to have likeness in the organization and i want mutual respect. i respect you and you respect me. it's not brain surgery. >> i want to read two sentences that seem to be loaded to me. i learned a second lesson from the beer and barracks. surround yourself with ground troop experience whose thinking is not contaminated with grand theories. before we invaded iraq we should have listened to more people with ground troop experience. these people were out there and fewer idea-heavy big egos in washington. >> there were a number of people in the administration and outside and the think tank world that surrounds every administration and all you had to do was take on saddam hussein and baghdad and all would be well. others thought differently. i recommended that he ought to look at a lanler force
in today's environment. whether it is pared back as a matter for legislators and the one making process to look at, but clearly the copyright itself should be maintained. whether it should be maintained exactly in this framework is an open question. >> access -- >> where do you stand on this? spending money on the book. [talking over each other] >> a lot of books -- [talking over each other] >> there are materials that are locked up, the orphan works or things that libraries all over the world find, and that is why we are very hopeful that the digital public library of america will help with the digitization of materials and also the projects that are going on so that you can unleash these things. we would love to think about it, and millions and millions, also think about the digitization that is going to take. >> that -- [talking over each other] >> they have a lousy deal on the publishing side. but still in process. >> they will be here on tuesday probably discussing these things. still fighting google, there is an appeal. the next panel -- [talking over each other] >> from the libra
it off. >> you can go into a dangerous environment where a lot of people can't and you can maintain and protect yourself in an environment like that. >> in return, beaumont offered jimmy freedom, but first jimmy would have to exact more than a confession. >> i told him unless we found the body, he would get no credit. no body, you get nothing. >> jimmy was skeptical. he was a drug dealer, not a criminal profiler. and he knew this was a mission impossible. he said no. but then fate intervened. jimmy's dad suffered a stroke. weeks later, frail and sickly, he came to visit jimmy. >> my dad was in a wheelchair. this is big jim, the guy that had been superman to me my entire life. we cried through the window to each other and we talked for a while, and he didn't even know about the offer. nobody knew about it. >> jimmy now realized he had a one-time opportunity to fix the mess he had made for himself and get out while his dad was still alive. >> as soon as we were done with the visit, i called my lawyer and i said, tell beaumont i'm going to take him up on his offer. >> the mission was o
. the overburdensome regulatory environment that we're in is depressing growth, particularly for small business. and i think that's a primary distinction here as we talk about business itself because all business is not created equal and the president's jobs council who has some wonderful folks, some friends of mind on it, wholly inefficient in my view because there is no representation from small business on that jobs council. melissa: yeah. catherine, let me ask you, when i look what happened in this case of darden because it seems like something that has happened to a bunch of different companies, my takeaway at the end of the day for sure they're not going to hire anyone and that's what we need more than anything right now. >> you're exactly right. what we need is jobs, jobs, jobs. and there is so much uncertainty out there right now with what is going to happen with taxes. we still don't know the full impacts of obamacare. hundreds of thousands of new regulations and we need to know what is going on to make good decisions and grow our businesses because of that. melissa: but, jamie, don't you thi
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